Casa Macaya (Palau Macaya)
Passeig de Sant Joan, 108.
An urban residence built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1901. This mansion is another medievalistic experiment by the Catalan architect. The white façade of the palace, culminating in two side turrets, has sgraffito work and openings with sculptural decoration, including capitals by Eusebi Arnau depicting very contemporary subjects, such as the cyclist beside the main door. The highly ornamental decoration of the interior has almost all been lost except for the foyer, decorated with sgraffito work and tiles, and the courtyard with an open staircase in the purest style of the medieval mansions of Barcelona.
Cultural Tours of Palau Macaya
Palau Macaya aims to be a resource that brings Modernisme closer to citizens. Consequently, its “Modernisme and Participation” programme offers activities targeting people interested in learning about the building’s various spaces throughout its history and changes, from its beginnings to the present.
Palau Macaya organises training sessions about Modernisme for people wishing to become involved in the “Practice the Macaya” project. The aim of this citizen participation project is to convert these people into future promoters of the building’s architectural value.
If you are interested in this initiative, you can register as a volunteer or as a visitor for the next tour to be organised by the group of volunteers involved after the first edition of the sessions.
Come to the centre’s reception area or call 934 579 531 to register.